Head Men's Basketball Coach | South Carolina State University



Posted: 24-May-22

Location: Orangeburg, South Carolina

Type: Full-time

Preferred Education: Masters



Coaching – Basketball


Collegiate Sports

The Head Coach will provide leadership and manage all aspects of a holistically successful NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball program. This is a full-time, twelve-month position overseeing all aspects of an established collegiate basketball program. Duties include, but are not limited to, recruitment of qualified student-athletes that will compete at a high level in the classroom and on the court, monitoring academic progress towards degree, budgeting, scheduling, mentoring student-athletes, travel planning, game strategies and practice preparation, individual and team development, fundraising, community engagement, public relations and collaboration within the Department of Athletics and across the campus. The Head Coach will ensure a culture of compliance; and along with the assistant coaches, men’s basketball staff and student-athletes must adhere to all rules, regulations, guidelines, and principles as set forth by the NCAA, Mid- Eastern Athletic Conference, South Carolina State University, and the laws of the State of South Carolina. Preference will be given to those candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to the University’s Vision and Mission as stipulated in the current 2012-2022 South Carolina State University Strategic Plan. The Department of Athletics embraces values, integrity, sportsmanship and strives to create a caring culture. It is imperative that the coaches recruit student-athletes that fit within the institution’s character as a distinctively HBCU. The successful candidate should desire to recruit and retain high achieving students at SC State.

  • Evaluate, recruit, coach and mentor qualified student-athletes and prepare the team for a full intercollegiate varsity basketball experience.
  • Oversee all aspects of the basketball program operations, including, but not limited to, the development and management of all team practices, contests, recruitment, academic monitoring, budgets, and the supervision of all full-time, part-time, volunteer and student assistant coaching staff.
  • Develop and execute a comprehensive recruitment plan for the entire basketball staff, ensuring a robust and competitive roster from the local, regional, and national landscape.
  • Ensure a culture of compliance around all NCAA Division I and SC State rules and regulations and ensure all coaching staff members and student-athletes do the same.
  • Travel locally, regionally, and nationally for all regular-season and post-season events, conference and/or national meetings and fundraising, alumni and community events.
  • Develop yearly, non-conference, game schedules to ensure high-level competition in preparation for conference and NCAA/national competitions.
  • Oversee student-athlete academic progress, be available for consultation/support for student-athletes and direct student-athletes to the appropriate academic professionals to ensure academic success.
  • Select and purchase all equipment necessary to ensure a competitive basketball
  • Work closely with Sports Information Director to develop a media plan and be available for interviews and speaking engagements to internal and external constituents.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics